Clouds Sky GmbH Offers On-demand Business Services with Univention Corporate Server and OpenStack

Bremen, Cologne, March 11, 2015 — Univention, the leading European provider of open source IT infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Clouds SkyGmbH, a Univention partner and cloud solution provider, is now offering Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as a cloud service, including over 60 integrated business apps in the Univention App Center. This includes the new app “OpenCms for UCS”. OpenCms is integrated with the identity and LDAP management of UCS and can be installed and used via the App Center with just a few clicks. Now, with its integrated App Center and “OpenCms for UCS”, UCS can be tested as an on-demand service from the OpenStack cloud at Clouds Sky free of charge for 90 days.

“The open nature of the Univention Corporate Server, which uses Debian as the unique “vendor-neutral” operating system, makes UCS the ideal open platform for SaaS providers. That’s why we have integrated OpenCms with UCS to our business customers with our OpenStack hosting offer,” said Arash Kaffamanesh, CEO of Cloud Sky GmbH. “UCS with its App Center is the perfect platform for offering real open cloud services for SMEs and represents a great chance for us to expand our cloud solutions and realize our “for openness” vision as a young cloud company.”

Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise server operating system with a powerful management system for identity and infrastructure management in heterogeneous IT environments of all shapes and sizes. With its comprehensive Active Directory functions, it is the cost-efficient alternative to Microsoft Windows’ Active Directory. In addition, the UCS management system can be used to operate virtual machines and resources simply with Amazon EC2 or OpenStack. The Univention App Center currently offers over 60 business applications – from groupware, collaboration, documentation and web content management systems to backup and enterprise resource planning solutions.

“OpenCms for UCS” is a new addition to the Univention App Center. OpenCms is a professional website and web content management system for the simple creation and maintenance of simple information websites or blogs right up to very extensive knowledge management, job, sales and marketing, community and news or video/media portals. With OpenCms customers can manage different websites with one single installation.

New: “OpenCms for UCS” – Offer customised personal content

The new integration between OpenCms with UCS is available for installation and use now via the Univention App Center. This integration allows the implementation of personalized Intranet and Internet portals. These can take user roles into account and provide customized personal content, as is the case with staff, video and news portals on the Intranet, for example.

With Univention App Center customers can simply and rapidly integrate OpenCms with other App Center applications. One example is file-sharing solution ownCloud for shared data storage, or the “SAML identity provider” for implementing single sign-on scenarios.

For SMEs: Try UCS and OpenCms free of charge on the OpenStack cloud

Users can now try UCS and Clouds Sky free of charge for 90 days (with or without preinstalled OpenCms) in the OpenStack cloud environment.  Clouds Sky GmbH offers eight free support hours for OpenCms for training and advice during the test phase. Further information and access to the special test offer can be found at:


Further information:
Product information on the UCS / App Center hosting offer at Clouds Sky GmbH and the free test:

Product information on the “OpenCms for UCS” and the free test:

Video on the integration of OpenCms in Univention Corporate Server with instructions on creating different user roles in the LDAP:

Video on integration of “OpenCms for UCS” with ownCloud:

Product information on Univention Corporate Server (UCS):

Product information on OpenCms:

About Univention
Univention is a leading supplier of Open Source products for the operation and management of IT infrastructures. The core product is Univention Corporate Server (UCS), an easy-to-use, cost-efficient and popular successor to server solutions from Microsoft. UCS contains comprehensive Active Directory functions and an App Center via which enterprise applications can be integrated and operated.

UCS allows web-based IT management and can be employed in organisations of all shapes and sizes. The product can be used as a classic server solution, on the cloud or for hybrid IT environments. It can be operated as a component for existing Microsoft infrastructures and supports the simple replacement of Microsoft Windows domains.

Based on UCS, Univention also offers Univention Corporate Client (UCC), a management solution for Ubuntu, and UCS@school, a complete system for the operation and management of IT in schools. Univention has a global partner network and subsidiaries across Europe and North America.

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